Grants talk:IdeaLab

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IdeaLab

Idea Soup
This is the discussion page for the IdeaLab. Got feedback/suggestions about the Lab? Share them here! Need help turning your ideas into plans, or your drafts into grant proposals? Add a new topic and ask us!

IdeaLab (re)Launch[edit]

Congratulations on the (re)Launch! The new design is fascinating, and I love the icons. Thanks for everyone who worked on this. --Haithams (talk) 19:47, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

Could we use ISO 8601 (i. e. "YYYY-MM-DD") for dates, please? "11/12/13" makes my brain stumble :-). --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 20:41, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Agree the current format is too US-centric and that case makes my brain stumble too :) ISO 8601 feels a bit too far on the robotic end of the spectrum though. What if we used DD Month YYYY instead, as signatures do? (no idea how easy this is to implement, but I think it might be more familiar to the widest set of people if it wasn't too much trouble). Siko (WMF) (talk) 18:57, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Paging Jonathan Morgan! heather walls (talk) 21:21, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, please :) M/D/Y is only used by silly people ;-) Steven Zhang (talk) 13:42, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Just seeing this now. My pager must be on the fritz :) I can implement this, and it shouldn't take too much time. It's in my queue. Jtmorgan (talk) 18:58, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Busy wikimedian, watchlist user[edit]

As a busy and active Wikimedian, I rely on my watchlist and pings to keep me informed, and sometimes I see things of interest in RecentChanges. I am finding that the construct of Grants:IdeaLab doesn't suit itself to easily watching developments here by that methodology, instead it requires visiting and eyeballing (a physical interactivity requirement). Is there a means that what is happening here could have "push" rather than just a "pull" type interaction. If this is not possible by watchlists, or an evident newsletter, could there be a means where users could transclude components for their user pages to track the happenings. If these things do exist, then they are not evident, and should be highlighted, maybe in a section for how the busy Wikimedian follows Grants. I know that this is somewhat selfish of me, however, if you can do that, it then waves at me, and can entice me in. Of course, my being opinionated, may lead to regrets. Face-smile.svg  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:03, 30 October 2014 (UTC)